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“Mask Map” tells users if a local business wears masks

Published: Mar. 8, 2021 at 5:19 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - It’s like a yelp review for mask-wearing, and it’s called the ‘Mask Map’. It’s an extension from a Reddit thread where people can mark if business employees are wearing their masks while at work. Lansing businesses are popping up all over the site.

The Mask Map comes from the Reddit thread “Michigan Unsafe Biz.” It lets users look at all sorts of businesses in Lansing.

Take the Capital City Grower Supply: An anonymous review from two weeks ago says, “The two workers were unmasked.” Two blocks up Michigan Ave., a review from Soup Spoon Cafe says they wear masks.

Quality Dairy COO Jeff Schook has at least two of his stores listed. One where masks are said to be worn, and one where it says they were not.

“Communication is a good way to pass information between people, and I think there was some good info in that.” Schook said, “I don’t have any issue with people trying to communicate their concerns. You appreciate the positive, you dig into the negative, and figure out the validity.”

Reached by phone, the owner of Capital City Grower supply said the review of his shop is right; He doesn’t wear a mask.

“If people don’t like that I don’t wear a mask, they don’t have to come in,” he said. “Simple as that.”

Schook says he doesn’t have a problem with the website, but also says it’s important to note that sometimes things just happen.

“You have to keep in mind that we do tens of thousands of transactions in a day and there’s going to be a few people that forget, a few people that feel they have immunity, and a few people who feel they have certain conditions that don’t require that.”

In the case of Quality Dairy, Schook says he appreciates any feedback that they get.

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